Leon Littlebird & Will Clipman in Concert
About the Duo
Leon Littlebird and Will Clipman first met in 2012 as Floating Artists-in-Residence on a two-week Ancestral Voices of the Grand Canyon rafting expedition on the Colorado River. Their simpatico was immediate: not only did the mountain troubadour and the desert drummer become fast friends; they discovered an innate ability to improvise and compose together. This led to a magical post-expedition concert at Coconino Center for the Arts in Flagstaff, followed (perhaps inevitably, given their incessant individual performing and recording schedules) by a two-year divergence. Leon and Will always keep in touch, though, and kept the dream of further musical and spiritual adventures alive.
Leon Joseph Littlebird- Native Colorado Singer/Songwriter, Composer, Native American flute player and acclaimed recording artist.
Leon embodies the spirit of Colorado. With roots in both pioneer and native cultures he understands the magic of the mountains and the South West. His great grandfather was one of the original settlers in Blackhawk Colorado, and his great-uncle was a classical composer and performer in Silver Plume and Georgetown.
This connection to the rich history of Colorado comes through in Leon's music. A prolific songwriter and performer, his unique style tells tales of Colorado and the people of the west. His performances shape compelling stories into a musical show that leaves audiences asking for more.
Leon's ancestors also include the indigenous Navajo people of northern New Mexico. Leon understands and respects the ancient tradition of Native American Flute music. Often the Native American Flute was used as a right of passage, for ceremony and for healing. The music has a long tradition of being sacred, romantic, stimulating, and peaceful.
Leon's flute style combines ancient flute music with captivating rhythms that weave a tapestry of unforgettable sound. His flute music has vast popularity in clubs, concerts, weddings and special events. He has performed on numerous World Class stages across the country.
Will Clipman- Pan-global percussionist, seven-time Grammy Nominee and three-time Native American Music Award Winner in search of the perfect groove.
Will Clipman began playing his father's drums and his mother's piano at the age of three. He played his first professional gig at fourteen, and has since then has mastered a pan-global palette of over one hundred percussion instruments in addition to the traditional drumset. Will is a seven-time GRAMMY® Nominee, a three-time Native American Music Award Winner, a Canadian Aboriginal Music Award Winner, a New Age Reporter Music Award Winner, and a two-time TAMMIE Award Winner; and has been inducted into the Tucson Musicians Museum for his contributions to the musical community in his hometown
When Will & Leon collaborate musical magic happens!
Monterey Court -Courtyard Stage (View)
505 West Miracle Mile
Tucson, AZ 85705
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